About Us

The Glowcroft story so far…

Glowcroft Contract Packing was established in 1990 by Steve Tarrant. Focusing initially on packaging products for the horticultural industry, which was Steve’s area of expertise. Opportunities to specialise in packing for other industries soon materialised and with it, the company began to grow.

Jayne Tarrant joined the company in 2000, adding marketing expertise and further business management knowledge.

The company relocated from Gloucester to Needham Market in Suffolk in 2001. In 2004 Glowcroft increased its working space to 42,000 square feet.

In-house packaging design for new and established brands

Glowcroft has seen steady growth and now includes a dedicated in-house design team. They can design everything from a simple business card to a total company rebrand and of course, as you would expect excel at packaging design.

Our focused management team work seamlessly alongside our ever-growing production team. This links well with our continuous investment plan in machinery and technology, as we consistently pack over 9 million packs a year for over 100 brands.

Contract packing expertise spanning three decades

Our commitment is to quality and excellence in all areas of our operation. The variety of packaging formats that we utilise is almost endless. We will freely advise you on practical packaging solutions based on over 25 years of industry experience.

We have built relationships with many leading industry suppliers who assist us in sourcing a large range of packaging formats and options. This, in turn, allows us to offer our clients a dedicated sourcing and supply service.

Discover more about how Glowcroft can help you. Please browse our website, either by packaging format or industry sector. We can take you from concept stage through to finished product. We are happy to discuss any potential project or existing products you may have. Simply get in touch using our online contact form to get the ball rolling.

Our team are here to help provide you with the co-packing services you need and much, much more!

Glowcroft's pictorial history


Glowcroft’s contract packing services are currently accredited and affiliated with the following organisations:

SGS ISO 9001 UKAS Mark

We have achieved the recognised standard for quality management and service to customers. To view our current certificate please click here.

BCMPA member logo

We are an accredited member of the British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association.

Our manufacturing facilities are registered by the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA), our registered plant number is 38/070/8001 ABP/MED

Where we are…

By road

We are well-positioned for road access via Junction 51 of the A14.

  • Leave Junction 51 of the A14 and head along the B1078 into Needham Market
  • Drive under the railway bridge and turn left onto Lion Lane
  • At the crossroads, turn left onto the B1113
  • Turn left into Lion Barn Industrial Estate and turn right onto Williamsport Way
  • You’ll find us on the right-hand side just after Brook Street Foods

By rail

Needham Market is well-served by railway services from Ipswich, Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough.

  • From Needham Market railway station, turn left out of Station Yard onto the B1113
  • Turn left into Lion Barn Industrial Estate and turn right onto Williamsport Way
  • You’ll find us on the right-hand side just after Brook Street Foods